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The Ministry of Education (MOE) will meet with officials from the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) on August 16, to hold further discussions relating to the proposed reopening of schools in September.

Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly yesterday said internal meetings were currently “occurring to settle revisions based on stakeholder recommendations.”

Meanwhile, similar meetings with other stakeholders have been scheduled for the next two weeks – which will be the second round of consultations with all involved in ensuring a smooth start to the new academic term 2021/2022.

Gadsby-Dolly would have met with TTUTA and other officials on August 13, to discuss proposals outlined in the draft reopening policy.

Following that meeting, TTUTA president Antonia Tekah-De Freitas said the Union would require more time to deliberate on and fully dissect the draft guidelines, as well as allow members to make detailed recommendations, for the operations of schools when physical reopening takes place.

The new school term will commence on September 6.